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Golden State Warriors Champs: The Morning After, So Where is LeBron Going?

Golden State Warriors Champs: The Morning After, So Where is LeBron Going?

                Klay Thompson celebrated winning a championship by googling himself.  “Swaggy P” became a national treasure.  Kevin Durant won finals MVP, Steph Curry won his 3rd NBA Championship.  Is a great day to be a Warriors fans.  So much champagne in Cleveland.  The brooms came out, everybody took pictures, everybody laughed, there was rejoice and is over.  Where is LeBron going?

I couldn’t have been the only person to receive more alerts/notifications regarding LeBron James and the Cleveland situation than the Warriors celebration.  The Warriors won the championship followed by LeBron James played with a broken hand after pushing (not JR nor Hill) a blackboard after game 1.  KD wins 2nd straight finals MVP – Tyron Lue intends to play for the Cavaliers next year (because honestly he didn’t do very much coaching).

It was a f*cking sweep, it was sloppy and dirty but still a sweep.  It had nothing to do with super teams it was just sloppy basketball, at least for the first 3 games.  I was one of many who did not watch game 4 and I don’t regret it (I binge watched “The Flash” #SorryNotSorry).  The (rigged) NBA did so much to build story lines that the big finale of the “Warriors Sweeping Away the Championship” just kind of fell short.  Blame it on all who had a descent amount of basketball knowledge and common sense to see that the Warriors were the clear champs.  Really, throughout the season, we just all hoped to see something different.

Warriors win championship gets crickets and maybe a high five.  So now let’s look at the odds of winning it next year Houston at number 2, to me, probably because they also factor in as the favorite for LeBron’s summer destination.  Boston at the four is the best line, which will hopefully no disappoint, of all them.  And for Atlanta Hawks fans you still got a chance, but the tanking role is more likely.

So where is LeBron going, after his broken hands heals? Because it seems like unless we are residents of the Bay Area and are attending the parade, that question is our number 1 concern.  Personally, I like New York, San Antonio and the Cleveland.  I don’t think that when it comes to LeBron “cap space” or money is a factor for a team, because most teams are willing to get rid of their kitchen sinks for him.

Note: I don’t think anybody would have blamed LeBron if he punched JR. Could even go down as self-defense.  He was defending his title chances as JR was trying to steal it from him.  Also, NBA 2K learned from their last years mistake and only put LeBron’ face on the cover, super smooth.

Lastly, is it weird thinking of Swaggy P as NBA championship and realized that Chris Paul may never get one?? Nonsense Right??

 

Spurs Are Packing A Revenge Punch!!

Spurs Are Packing A Revenge Punch!!

Francis S Estepan.  Published April 13th, 2018

Under 24 hours till the beginning of the first game of this year’s NBA Playoffs.  The San Antonio Spurs will travel to Oakland for the first game against the Golden State Warriors.  Last year, these teams met in the Western Conference Finals where the Warriors came out on top.  Neither team was able to reach the 60 game win mark, also their playoff seeding changed a bit as well.  Both teams are dealing with injuries to major players, but both teams have found a way into the playoffs and the matchup couldn’t be any better.

Spurs want revenge!! They may not say it or show it, but revenge is fueling Popovich’s team right now.  The Spurs are a very composed team that are not going to lose their “cool.”  The biggest distraction has been the Kawhi Leonard situation, being only 3 games shy of another 50 win season sounds like a good solution.  Don’t pay too much attention to their 7th seed standing record, Popovich has the time to form up schemes to stress out the Warriors.

The Warriors go to play is the Steph- KD pick and roll.  Without Steph, KD and Klay has to carry the offensive load with Draymond Green as the 3rd option.  The defense will hold their own vs any team, but relying on streaky shooters such as Swaggy P and Cook may be a problem.  Kerr is a great coach and he will figure out a way to work the bench rotation but all errors have to be limited.  Any sign of frustration or weakness will exploited.

The Warriors are the favorite to win the series.  They should be extremely confident in their performance and their 4 All Star players.  The Houston Rockets are the team that is set to dethrone them.  For the Spurs, revenge is best served cold and what would be colder than the Spurs sending the champions on an early trip out of the playoffs.

 

 

 

Key matchups:

  • KD vs Aldridge: At some point in time we will see this 2 going at each other. Aldridge is bigger and heavier than KD which can create some bully ball opportunity down low. On the other side KD length and unlimited range could require Aldridge to come out to the 3 point line.
  • Klay Thompson vs Dejounte Murray: Murray is nowhere near the level of player that Klay Thompson is (yet), but the potential is there. If Klay can prevent his numbers going down in the playoffs, the Warriors will be fine. But if they do (like last year), Murray could become a breakout story.
  • Draymond Green Vs Rudy Gay: In 11 years Rudy has only being to the playoffs once. He is coming off a season ending injury, averaging career low in minutes and scoring. Opportunity could be knocking on his door and there is no better way to answer it by outperforming one of the NBAs elite defenders.
  • Role Players: JaVale Vs Pau!! Young Vs Ginobili!! Livingston Vs Parker!! Iguodala Vs Bertans!! Quinn Cook Vs Bryn Forbes!! One of this matchups could be the one that shifts the scale. Look for Popovich to exploit the bench matchups that will force KD and Thompson to become overwhelm.

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Spurs Vs Warriors!! Round 1!! NSS!! NBA Playoffs Preview!!

Who Wins?

#Tbt Best Performances On Opening Night since 1984

Best Performances On Opening Night Since 1984!!

by Kevin Bertalotto, published February 22, 2018

Note: I’m not ranking the performances rather just reminding y’all  of these forgotten yet amazing games by these stars. Enjoy!

  • Vs the Cavaliers in 1989 Michael Jordan scored 54 pts, grabbed 14 rebs , dished out 6 asts and stole the ball 3x. W
  • Anthony Davis vs DEN in 2016 had 50 pts, gobbled 15 rebs, assisted on 5 shots, stole the ball 5x and blocked 5 shots. L
  • At home vs the Clippers in 92, Charles Barkley had 37 pts, 21 rebs, 8 asts shooting 11/16. W
  • On the road against the Kansas City Kings, Kiki Vandeweghe scored 47 pts on 19/23 shooting. W
  • Against the championship team, Miami Heat, rookie Michael Carter Williams had 22 pts, 7 rebs, 12 asts and 9 stls on 60% shooting! W
  • In his first game as a Houston Rocket, James Harden scored 37 points, grabbed 6 rebs and dished out 12 asts along with 4 stls. W
  • In 1989 vs Denver, Karl Malone finished the game with 40 pts, 16 rebs and dished out 5 asts all on 18/25 shooting. W
  • Michael Jordan at Madison Square Garden had 50 pts, 6 rebs and 4 stls. W
  • In 1990 Charles Barkley at Chicago scored 37 pts, collected 10 rebs and dished out 5 asts while shooting 15/21. W
  • At home vs the Orlando Magic Anthony Davis finished the game with 26 pts, 17 rebs, AND blocked 9 shots. W
  • In a loss to the freakin Lakers, James Harden had 34, 7 and 17. L
  • At Denver the man himself Tim Hardaway had 32 5 and 18 asts. W
  • Klay Thompson vs the Lakers in 2013 scored 38 pts shooting 15/19. W
  • Against the Houston Rockets Monta Ellis finished the game with 46 pts on 18/24 shooting. W